Prevent Kitchen Fire Damage in Your Los Angeles Home
Taking these precautions can help prevent your kitchen from a fire
Kitchen fire damage is a risk in any house. Cooking is something many of us take for granted and we are quick to switch on the oven or hob without a second thought. However, the kitchen is a high-risk area for home fires, which is why SERVPRO recommends taking precautions to prevent a blaze. We are on hand to help with cleanup after any home fire in Los Angeles, but of course, it is better to avoid a fire if possible.
There are several easy steps you can take right now to protect your Los Angeles kitchen from fire damage. Let us look at the most important ones.
Do not leave cooking food unattended. It is so easy to go and answer a text or see what your kids are doing, but do not do so. Stay in the room whenever you are cooking.
Be mindful of trailing sleeves and other clothing. It only takes a second for a loose piece of cloth to catch fire and cause lots of damage, including the risk of burns. Change into something with short or close fitting sleeves before cooking.
Keep kids away from the kitchen. Enforce a kid-free zone near the kitchen and do not let them in while you are cooking. If you wish to teach children to cook or bake, it is important to supervise them at all times.
Use a timer. Use a timer, so you do not forget that you left food cooking. Although SERVPRO recommends staying in the kitchen at all times, it is still a good idea to use a timer, so you do not lose track of how long pans and ovens are switched on.
Keep surfaces clean. Grease build up is a genuine fire risk. Clean surfaces regularly to remove buildup and reduce the possibility of a grease fire starting.
Install a smoke alarm. A smoke alarm in or close to your kitchen ensures that in the event of a fire, you are alerted quickly.
Switch everything off. Check your kitchen every night and switch off all appliances before going to bed.
Sometimes even with the best of intentions, a fire starts unexpectedly. In the event of a blaze in your home, our IICRC-certified technicians are on hand to help with cleanup and odor removal.
For help with flame and soot damage remediation in El Segundo, Lennox, Westchester, Playa Vista and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Marina Del Rey / Westchester / El Segundo at (310) 333-0654 today.
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